Admiral Thomas Maitland, 11th Earl of Lauderdale (1803-1878) Benjamin Cheverton (1794-1876). Carved Ivory medallion. Collection: British Museum [Given” by A. W. Franks in 1889; MLA Dalton Ivory Catalogue 436]. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

According to the museum label, “Cheverton was the inventor of a reducing machine for copying marble portrait busts on small scale. The machine became an important tool in the engraving of dies for medals. Lauderdale's portrait is taken from a bust by Chantrey.”

Photograph by George P. Landow. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the British Museum and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Last modified 31 August 2014